Obaseki Creates Trouble at PDP, Edo State President, Write Secondus Secretary
The Edo State People’s Democratic Party Section accused Governor Godwin Obaseki of causing problems within the party.
The Head reported this in a letter written by Head Tony Aziegbemi and Hillary Otsu, President and Secretary of the State Party, respectively, and addressed to Prince Uche Secundus, National President of the NDP.
In the letter, the head of state also pointed to Philip Shaiba, deputy governor of the state, Chief Raymond Dokpezi, Chief Tom Ikimi, Chief Mike Ogiadhome and others who had worked with Governor Obaseki to usurp the state’s executive function and created problems for the party. …
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May 10, 2021
People’s Democratic Party
ATTENTION: PRINCE UCHE SECOND
DECISIONS TAKEN AT THE EXTREMELY EXTENDED MEETING OF THE STATE-STATE WORKING COMMITTEE OF THE NDP, STATUS ON MONDAY MAY 10, 2021:
Today, at an emergency meeting, the President of the State, Dr. Tony Aziegbemi informed the state working committee and the presidents of the LGA party about the “MEETING OF STATE LEADERS, ESTABLISHED IN THE HOUSE OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT OF EDUCATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF STATE EDUCATION, GOVERNOR OF THE OBASECI WITH THE PRESIDENT. DR. RAYMOND DOKPESI, CHIEF MIKE OGIADOMHE AND OTHERS ARE PRESENT ON MAY 8, 2021 WITH AN AGENDA PROPOSING TO DISSOLVE THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE STATE OKB NRSP ON ALL “.
After more than 5 hours of discussion, the following decisions were made:
- The expansion of the State Working Committee and the Edo PDP local government presidents generally reject the aforementioned assembly’s proposal to dissolve the legally elected PDP executive committee members at the parish, local government and state levels. We also fully condemn the convening of such an assembly aimed at ambushing our President of State (who is constitutionally mandated to convene such an assembly) at an assembly in which only three (3) former members of the NDP, namely Dr. Raymond Dokpesi, Chief Tom Ikimi, and Chief Mike Ogiadomhe, versus ten (10) members of Godwin Obaseki’s faction who transferred from APC to PDP.
- We hereby reiterate to the National Executive Committee of our party that the issue of disbanding the executive committees in Edo State is “subjudicial” and it would be the indignation of the court to reconsider it on the part of the party.
- The emergence of this looming crisis stems from the tacit agreement of the members of the National Working Committee, who agreed to transfer Godwin Obaseki to the NDP, to reach a verbal or written agreement on the integration of new members regarding the division of appointments. after the elections. was won. Therefore, we condemn the re-appointment as governor of Obaseki of his former SSG without regard for the legacy of the PDP to which he joined. To this end, they have been constantly singing a “harmonizing” melody since Obaseki took the oath, knowing that he now had a “sweet potato and a knife.” We firmly decided that if harmonization MUST take place, it MUST begin in the governor’s office, where the deputy governor must step down and swear in by the deputy appointed by the old PDP. This can become a springboard for broad harmonization of the work of the state party bodies.
- The proposed dissolution and / or harmonization is intended to keep the Edo people and the NDP from being ransomed by the Obaseki-led administration. WE DO NOT ACCEPT THIS. Edo residents voted for the PDP and Godwin Obaseki to bring them the dividends of democracy, but if Governor Obaseki wants to lead the government from a triumvirate of governor, deputy governor and SSG, so be it. If you want to appoint only your friends and former colleagues from APC to your cabinet and to various positions and leave PDP members by inheritance, so be it. We, the leadership of the People’s Democratic Party, do not accept any form of harmonization that does not have support or interpretation in the constitution of our party.
- We acknowledge that the Governor has been misled and misled by three (3) groups of individuals who seek to discredit our party.
I. Group A: Contenders for the 2023 and 2024 elections. The two main culprits here are the Deputy Governor and SSG, who are said to have both governor and senatorial aspirations. It is legal. However, these ambitions will not be used to undermine the integrity of the party.
II. Group B: The congressional losers are mainly Dr. Raymond Dokpezi, Chieftain Mike Ogiadomhe and Chieftain Tom Ikimi. These members have never hidden their contempt for the new leaders in the state simply because they delivered the wrong horses and, unfortunately, lost at various levels of Congress. For the record, these three members have consistently lost their units in previous elections, despite the high positions and appointments they held in the party. Now they cannot be wiser than Solomon, asking to split a living child in two. See Attached INEC Results Sheet …
iii. Group C: Godfathers – originally from APC, these people carried the extinct culture of the APC godfather, where they used to sit and write down the names of the Obaseki governor to appoint as presidents, councilors, etc. They refused to register with their charges as members of the PDP as they constantly attend NDP meetings under the auspices of the governor with impunity. Chief Osaro Ida, Chief Charles Idahos, Chief Henry Tenebe, Senator Egigi Uzamere and Mr. Teo Oko are the main culprits here.
The state government will not intimidate the Edo State PDP for breaking the law.
- We have relentlessly pushed ourselves to the limit in our efforts to integrate former APC supporters of Governor Obaseki. How did we do it? At the recent zonal convention in Port Harcourt, two zoned positions in Edo state (secretary of finance and former Bureau member) were granted to the governor without any approval from the party hierarchy. The post of National Ex-officio was also given to the Governor without any decision. Mr. President, how far must we go to demonstrate good faith. It is known that we will no longer provide posts, those already appointed will be withdrawn and reassigned.
- Bini argue that “a woman whose child is albino, but willingly responds to the call of Mama Oinbo, lives only by self-deception.” Mr. President, we cannot live in self-deception.
Thank you, Mr. President, for your attention, as we express our best wishes to you.
Dr. Tony Asigbemi
President of the State
Secretary of State
Cc: President of the NDP Board of Trustees
National Vice President, South-South
Executive Governor of Edo State
Source: – Highlights
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